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Inspiring Stories from Plano

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars of Plano and surrounding areas below.

Kerstie Tarango

I knew from a young age beauty was my passion, thus obtaining my cosmetology license from Paul Mitchel the school. I’ve been in the industry for 10+ years. I’ve worked in Full-Service salons to blowout specialty salons. Read more>>

Monica Bencomo

After having my first child, it became clear to me that I wasn’t happy trading time away from him to clock hours in the front of the house (I had been working 70 hours a week before giving birth). Read more>>

Tim Conkle

The story begins with the first company I started in Dallas and that’s Roland Technology Group, a managed IT services provider. We provide IT infrastructure to companies on an outsourced basis. Read more>>

Melissa Halpern

We began providing speech therapy and early childhood services 21 years ago. We originally started as a private speech therapy clinic with a combined preschool program for children with special needs and language delays and differences. Read more>>

Sean Lopez

In a nutshell, I first started working in the Fitness/Health & Wellness field as a personal trainer. As I grew as a trainer, I wanted to gain more knowledge of the body, so I pursued to study as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Read more>>

Asia-Ashley Joseph

When I was younger my mom would send me on summer trips to Jamaica with my best friend. I didn’t know how much I loved to travel back then. On a lot of my flights when I was younger I’d find myself pulling out my phone and writing poetry. Read more>>

Vanessa Woods-White

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been a Human Resources professional for 20 years now, but it’s true. I began my career in the hospitality industry working for a major hotel company where I gained my knowledge of recruiting talent, benefits & compensation. Read more>>

Jonathan Robinson

Before I became a Certified Anger Management Specialist for Greater Dallas LifeSkills in 2010, I had some unique challenges in my life. I had transitioned to Dallas from Tyler in 2001; growing up thereby whom I surrounded myself with and what I experienced shaped me. Read more>>

Meghan Saunders

I feel like I have lived multiple lives at this point. I graduated from The University of Oklahoma thinking I wanted to work in Advertising or Marketing. Fast forward, six or seven years of working in Corporate America I realized working in an office was not for me. Read more>>

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